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RE: An M3 ate my Q

Hey, he did spend $50k on his car after all, and yours is ten years old.
Little consolation, I know. But, I think the result would have been
different at highway speeds - we all know the 5K's have no low end (even
with a K24?) Also of little consolation to you -- the results might have
been different at high altitude.

Share your attitude towards BMW's. I sold mine when I discovered Quattros
and have maintained my club membership just so I can attend their track
events and embarass the M3's.

btw - your car probably weights only about 200 lbs more than the M3 (the
sedans are 3200 lbs.)

'86 5kcstq (chip,bypass valve, otherwise stock motor)
'86 4kcsq (turbo soon & track-bound)

-----Original Message-----
From: Lewis, Gary M [mailto:Gary.Lewis@West.Boeing.com]
Sent: Thursday, June 10, 1999 10:00 AM
To: 'quattro'
Subject: An M3 ate my Q

It was ugly.  Real ugly.  Guy in a brand spanking new M3 coupe is tooling
along slowly, doing like 35.  I pull around him, stomp on it, and I'm gone.
He is behind me at the next light.  I don't stomp on it as I figure the guy
doesn't want to mess up his new car.  As I shift into 2nd, 2 car lengths
behind me, I hear him jump on it.  So of course, I do to.  I have a K24
turbo, 2 piece EM, chip, my 88 is no slouch.  I get 1.8 bar at 2,800 rpm.
There is nothing wrong with my car.  Purrs like a kitten, roars like a lion.

He pulls around me like I'm standing still.  By the time I hit 60 (so figure
20 to 60)  the guy is _6_ cars ahead of me.  6 CARS AHEAD OF ME!!!!!!!   And
pulling away... 

Sorry for shouting.  I'm still trying to accept this.  I gave up after 60.
What's bugging me is that maybe a 3.5 bar 20v RS2 equipped transplant would
keep me _even_ with an M3.  

I went home and told my wife I'm selling the current inventory and buying a
new S4.  350hp chipped.  Then I'm going BuMWiper hunting...  :-)

Humbly yours in Los Angeles,

Gary Lewis 
88 5kcstq 1.8 bar 110km Pearl w/Fuchs, K24 turbo, 2-piece EM
86 5kcstqw Sapphire and Platinum, stock 
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